Editorial—But Seriously

This week, we take a break from our interviews with the new AUSU Council members, and instead feature an interview with Dr. Chris Glover, a man with a serious position who doesn’t take himself all that seriously.  While he takes a mostly light-hearted approach to our interview, he does slip up here and there and… Read more »

The Definition of Insanity is…

They say the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different outcome.  Except that it isn’t.  Insanity is defined as, “Insanity.  n.  mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior.” It is curious… Read more »

The Study Dude—Win with Conflict

Check this out: Murray arrives late.  Janine forgets her backpack.  Bob visits with another table.  And you arrive thirty minutes early with an outline to launch the group project.  Organized?  Or rather, have the seeds been sown for group conflict? I once had to work with a hellish group.   One woman and I clashed; we… Read more »

The Mindful Bard—Dogville and Manderlay

Film: Dogville Writer/Director: Lars Von Trier Film: Manderlay Writer/Director: Lars Von Trier This won’t include a retrospective of Von Trier’s filmography, or a precis of his many scandalous faux pas, or a list of his film scenes that have lead to the most walk-outs.  For now, I’m only going to talk about two of his… Read more »

Meeting the Minds—Dr. Chris Glover

Dr. Chris Glover is the Athabasca River Basin Research Institute Chair of Hydroecology and Environmental Health.  He as previously at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.  He earned a doctorate in Environmental Science from King’s College, London.  He looked at physiology and its role in the metal uptake and toxicity in fish.  Here… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Saba is looking to connect with people studying taking PHYS 201, Neng seeks someone taking MATH 376, and Kay is looking for pointers to studying for the finals of ENVS 200, LGST 230, and CRJS 352.  Meanwhile, Rema enrolled in the 3yr program and was concerned to find out it seemed to… Read more »

Fun Out of the Sun

Summer is a wonderful time of year—long, sun-drenched days, iced drinks, and hanging out in the great outdoors.  From taking in a stunning view while quaffing craft beer and wine to enjoying an afternoon siesta in a hammock, life slows down and can feel pretty darn good.  The intensity of hitting the books may slow… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES July 1: Canada Day July 10: Public Council Meeting July 16: AUSU  26th Anniversary Free Access is the world’s premier video training site with thousands of videos on everything from… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  LGBTQ+ Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Naughty North Deadline:  June 30, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be citizens of Canada or the U.S., and be currently enrolled, or planning to enrol, full-time at a Canadian or U.S. college or university. What’s required:  An e-mail with contact and school info, an official… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Google Scholar Webinar Tues, June 26, 3:00–4:00 pm MT Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration required Further out… AUSU Council Meeting Thurs, July 12, 6:30–8:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU No pre-registration required; e-mail for meeting package MBA in Hockey Management Info Session Tues, July 17, 10:00-11:00am MDT Online Hosted by the… Read more »